A Hillary Clinton versus Jeb Bush contest in 2016 would have all the excitement of a snail race—and that could be good for liberty, argues Sheldon Richman. Why? Because all we libertarians would need to do is point to the ballot and ask, "Here's our argument against politics. Need we add anything?" What could better illustrate the bankruptcy of the political system than that race? The stale politics personified by these two uninteresting dynastic power-seekers couldn't be better suited to driving home the point that the status quo is too firmly entrenched to be challenged effectively from within, writes Richman.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
Social distancing and lockdowns appear to be working to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.